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28th Jun '17 5:34:23 PM nombretomado
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* The former British colony and present US state of Maryland is officially claimed to have been named after Queen Consort Mary (Henrietta Maria), wife of Charles I of England, in 1632 (during her reign), although TheOtherWiki cites some historical claims that founder George Calvert actually named the colony after Mary the mother of Jesus.

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* The former British colony and present US state of Maryland is officially claimed to have been named after Queen Consort Mary (Henrietta Maria), wife of Charles I of England, in 1632 (during her reign), although TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki cites some historical claims that founder George Calvert actually named the colony after Mary the mother of Jesus.
26th Jun '17 7:16:46 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Jonestown, the {{Cult}} community founded in Guyana, was named after its leader Jim Jones. [[KillEmAll It did not end well.]]
17th Jun '17 2:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* There have been quite a few places named for UsefulNotes/JosipBrozTito {{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_named_after_Josip_Broz_Tito has a list]]. Notably, however, every city named for him in the Yugoslav era got renamed to something else after the country broke up. Which happened rather rapidly after his death.

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* There have been quite a few places named for UsefulNotes/JosipBrozTito {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_named_after_Josip_Broz_Tito has a list]]. Notably, however, every city named for him in the Yugoslav era got renamed to something else after the country broke up. Which happened rather rapidly after his death.
8th Jun '17 9:15:10 AM Dravencour
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** Inverted again with the planet Castrop, as it is its rulers, the von Castrop family, are named after the place ({{Justified}} as it's part of their unspecified nobiliar title).

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** Inverted again with the planet Castrop, as it is its rulers, the von Castrop family, are named after the place ({{Justified}} as it's part of their unspecified nobiliar title).noble title).
* Griffith's city of Falconia from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. On the one hand, it's a ShiningCity and a beacon of hope to those who wish for safety and a better life. On the other hand, it lays bare [[ItsAllAboutMe the size of Griffith's ego]] in a big way -- there's hawk, griffin and even seraphim statues all over the city. It's like a desperate cry for attention in a "Hey, look at me! Am I not fantastic?!" kind of way, a level of ego-trip that even rivals many RealLife dictators. And then the guy [[spoiler:sets himself as a God-Emperor and TheMessiah of the Holy See, and starts bringing back the souls of the dead to amaze his new subjects]]. Apparently, [[spoiler:becoming a demon god and losing his emotions]] didn't solve this guy's insecurity issues.
4th Jun '17 10:26:11 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam and a MissKitty character named Miss Pearl explain that many of the towns of the WildWest started out as work camps with no women. When women finally ''did'' come to the Frontier, many of them were looking for economic opportunity...but, being the 1800's, there weren't many options for women other than TheOldestProfession. However, despite its many downsides, it was quite a lucrative profession (and given where many of the Old West towns started, there was quite a demand for it). Many of the prostitutes and madames of the Old West used their newfound wealth to turn those settlements from work camps to actual towns. Miss Pearl has done this (with the help of the other women working for her), and named the place "Pearltown."
23rd May '17 1:06:28 PM Aquila89
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Pants Alternative", Sheldon has an imaginary ''VideoGame/SimCity'', Sheldonopolis, with Sheldon Square, Sheldon Towers, Sheldon Stadium the home of The Fighting Sheldons and Shel-Mart.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Pants Alternative", Sheldon has an imaginary ''VideoGame/SimCity'', Sheldonopolis, with Sheldon Square, Sheldon Towers, Sheldon Stadium the (the home of The Fighting Sheldons Sheldons) and Shel-Mart.
13th May '17 1:38:47 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': After [[spoiler:enslaving everyone in Bikini Bottom with his mind controlling Chum Bucket helmets, Plankton converts Bikini Bottom into Planktopolis, complete with several giant stone statues of himself.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': After [[spoiler:enslaving enslaving everyone in Bikini Bottom with his mind controlling Chum Bucket helmets, Plankton converts Bikini Bottom into Planktopolis, complete with several giant stone statues of himself.]]
13th May '17 1:37:30 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Hal Stewart (the cameraman wooing for news reporter Roxanne Ritchie) is [[spoiler:the "unfortunate" recipient of Metro Man's super powers, and calls himself "Tighten"(a misspelling of "Titan"). However, he decides to become a supervillain instead. He goes over the edge when he finds out Megamind is in love with Roxanne, and causes chaos in the city. One of the things "Tighten" proceeds to do is burn "Tightenville" into the cityscape of Metro City.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Hal Stewart (the cameraman wooing for news reporter Roxanne Ritchie) is [[spoiler:the "unfortunate" recipient of Metro Man's super powers, and calls himself "Tighten"(a "Tighten" (a misspelling of "Titan"). However, he decides to become a supervillain instead. He goes over the edge when he finds out Megamind is in love with Roxanne, and causes chaos in the city. One of the things "Tighten" proceeds to do is burn "Tightenville" into the cityscape of Metro City.]]
12th May '17 1:45:40 PM Allronix
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** A modern take in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} is "Nickelsville", a semi-permanent homeless encampment (it changes places around the city every few months), named for Greg Nickels, a mayor who was known for his friendliness towards real estate developers that triggered the sharp increase in rent that hasn't stopped since as well as his ham-fisted handling of the WTO protests (part of the protests were about organizations like WTO making Seattle too expensive for working-class people to live in).

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** A modern take in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} is "Nickelsville", a semi-permanent homeless encampment (it changes places around the city every few months), named for Greg Nickels, a mayor who was known for his friendliness towards real estate developers that triggered steep increases in the sharp increase in rent that hasn't stopped since city's average rent, as well as his ham-fisted handling of the WTO protests (part of the protests were about organizations like WTO making policies that benefited the corporate-owning class while making cities like Seattle too expensive for working-class people to live in).
12th May '17 1:41:17 PM Allronix
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** A modern take in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} is "Nickelsville", a semi-permanent homeless encampment (it changes places around the city every few months), named for Greg Nickels, a mayor who was known for his friendliness towards real estate developers that triggered the sharp increase in rent that hasn't stopped since as well as his ham-fisted handling of the WTO protests (part of the protests were about organizations like WTO making Seattle too expensive for working-class people to live in).
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